Definition of denomination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːmɪˈneɪʃn//
    (formal) Cost and payment
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  1. 1 a branch of the Christian Church Christians of all denominations attended the conference.
  2. 2a unit of value, especially of money coins and banknotes of various denominations See related entries: Cost and payment
  3. Word Originlate Middle English originally referring to the action of classifying something: from Latin denominatio(n-), from the verb denominare, from de- ‘away, formally’ + nominare ‘to name’. Sense (1) dates from the mid 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: denomination